What is Health Support Pharmacy?

What is Health Support Pharmacy?

Health support pharmacies are pharmacies that have the basic functions of family pharmacists and pharmacies, as well as functions that actively support the proactive maintenance and promotion of health by citizens. In order to become a health support pharmacy, it is necessary to comply with the standards set by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare and to notify the prefectural governor.

In addition, health support pharmacies display this fact, so you can see it from the outside.

Health Support Pharmacy Standards

A health support pharmacy meets the following criteria:

Main functions as a family pharmacy

Centralized understanding of medication guidance and pharmaceutical management and guidance based on it
  • We are working to grasp all the medical institutions where patients are examined, and to centrally and continuously grasp medication information, etc., including over-the-counter drugs.
24-hour consultation support, home support
  • The family pharmacist will respond to consultations from patients even outside the opening hours.
  • We have a track record of pharmaceutical management and guidance for patients at home.
Cooperation with medical institutions, etc., including family doctors
  • Based on the patient's information, we make inquiries to medical institutions, and if necessary, provide feedback on side effects and medication information, and propose prescriptions based on that information.

Main functions as a health support pharmacy

Cooperation system in the region
  • We will refer you to a cooperating medical institution for consultation on maintaining and improving your health.
Qualities of a pharmacist
  • There is a pharmacist who has a certain amount of practical experience and has completed training at a health support pharmacy.
pharmacy equipment
  • There is a consultation space that considers personal information.
Handling of pharmaceuticals requiring guidance
  • We handle medical supplies requiring guidance, sanitary materials, and nursing care products.
opening time
  • It is open for a certain amount of time not only on weekdays, but also on Saturdays and Sundays.
Health consultation/health support
  • You can receive advice on the use of over-the-counter medicines and health foods from a pharmacist.
  • For health support, pharmacists offer consultations on medicines and smoking cessation consultations.

Advantages of using a health support pharmacy

The benefits of using a health support pharmacy include:

  • Depending on the content of your consultation, we will suggest you to visit a medical institution or introduce you to other partner institutions.
  • You can receive medication guidance from experienced pharmacists who have the knowledge necessary for health support.
  • You can consult with a pharmacist so that you can select appropriate guidance-required medicines and nursing care products.
  • Not only on weekdays, but also on Saturdays and Sundays, the station is open for more than 4 hours.
  • We have a system in place to respond to consultations from patients 24 hours a day, even outside office hours.
  • There is a consultation space that takes privacy into consideration.
  • We regularly hold events to support your health.

List of health support pharmacies in Minato Ward

Please see the file below for pharmacies registered as health support pharmacies in Minato City.

List of health support pharmacies in Minato City (PDF: 88KB)

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Phone number: 03-6400-0044

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